The nation is gripped with coronavirus panic, but there is also fear about what is going to happen to our freedoms and our economy once the crisis is over.
This pandemic has taken its toll on the United States and that is not lost on conservative actor Chuck Norris, who published an Op-Ed for WND on Monday wondering how long it would be until we were under martial law.
Chuck Norris Warns of Rebellion, Martial Law if America’s COVID Strategy Doesn’t Change
The actor said he believes in “being prudent and also being peaceful” but, he added, he had “tough questions” to ask.
COVID-19 cases are growing faster and faster by the day, and so are the numbers of those who are dying from it.
As a result, a growing number of states in the U.S., like California, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois, are asking most businesses to shut down and every citizen to “lockdown” or “shelter in place,” except for very limited “essentials” like running out for groceries, medicine, etc.
Interestingly, or maybe not, increasing at the same time as the above are what will be more and more law enforcement crackdowns on city-wide curfews and other citizen restrictions.
The questions I have are these: If the need for citizen confinement grows, and the restrictions increase, where does it end?
And what excessive burden are we then placing upon law enforcement to corral even half of Americans (150 million)? And if even the smallest transgression of confinement restrictions ends up being a misdemeanor, how will officials handle tens of millions of them? And do we not think cops, who have to enforce confinement rules, will not come in closer proximity with those infected with the coronavirus and contract it themselves? And if those numbers continue to grow, won’t we end up with the same shortage of law enforcement as we will hospital personnel? And wouldn’t it follow that our courts become overloaded and burdened with misdemeanor cases just as our medical facilities are with COVID-19 cases?
It is time to draw the line with China Burning the Chinese flag in defiance of their attack on America with the Corona virus